Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Mondays (@ Worle) 58 New Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6AQ

Closed for the Summer

17:30 to 21:00 Beginner, Novice, Intermediate or Experienced archers welcomed.

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

18:15 to 20:30 indoors—main club shoot (Members Only)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Archery GB National Junior Rankings

archerygbAll Junior archers who wish to be included in the National Junior Rankings this year will need to submit up to three scores, for the appropriate rounds shot up until the 7 October and send them to Archery GB by the 20 October using the official form.   Any archers sending their details to Archery GB, should also email a copy to the County Junior Representative Martin Hutchins.

GVA success at Inter Club

On September 2nd Gordano Valley Archers again played host to the Somerset County Inter Club Championships. This was a handicap event shooting the ‘Western’ rounds.

After last years’ horrible weather conditions it was a great relief to all that we had such a pleasant day.

Archers of all ages from 8 to over 80 took part and there were representatives from across the county. The rounds were shot in the usual mixture of fun and friendly competition that this event always seems to create.

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Archers Mate Alternatives

Archers Mate has been the go to internet Archery Handicap and ArcheryGB award calculator for as long as I can remember, unfortunately it has not been available now for several months.

There are dozens of mobile apps that provide similar information but few internet options, if you are still looking for an on-line option why not try:

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Autumn Season


As the nights draw in, our Wednesday evening session at the Downs moves indoors, commencing on the 12 October.

This year we are looking to introduce new rounds for the GVA  including  WA25 and Worcester and maybe even a Vegas.

So time to either renew your indoor awards or score a new one.


The Indoor Tournament Season, is early this year and we will try and allow practice sessions of the appropriate rounds.

Full details available as  published and listed in our calendar.

National Indoor Championships

AGB-Indoor-Championships1 & 2 December
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

This year the National Junior and Senior Indoor Championships are being held back to back.  The week before the Somerset County Indoor Championships.

Entries this year are being made using the new Sport80 portal, which is where you can also manage your National membership.

Junior  entries accepted from  Thur 7 September 7:00pm                                       Prospectus

Senior entries open Thur 13 September 7:00pm                                                 Senior Prospectus